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The First Google Glass Moving Violation Case Got Dropped

Cecilia Abadie wore her Google Glass as she talks with her attorney outside of traffic court in December.

Cecilia Abadie wore her Google Glass as she talks with her attorney outside of traffic court in December. // Lenny Ignelzi/AP

Last October, San Diego resident Cecilia Abadie received the first known ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass, sparking a national debate about whether or how the device should be regulated for drivers.

After posting a scan of her ticket online, Abadie got plenty of encouragement to take the case to court. In December, she did, and on Thursday, she won. San Diego Commissioner John Blair dismissed the case due to a lack of evidence that Abadie's Google Glass device was turned on while she was driving.

Although Blair dismissed Abadie's case, he did say that he believes Google Glass falls under a California law that forbids the use of a video screen in front of a driver while he or she is driving.

Ultimately, the ruling means Google Glass owners in California can still take their chances and officers can still hand out Google Glass tickets at their discretion.

Read the full story at TheAtlanticCities.com.

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